Free celebration event for Texas Tech Men's Basketball, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Celebration for Texas Tech basketball
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 at 7:08 PM CDT
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Provided by Texas Tech Athletics

The Texas Tech men's basketball team will play host to a celebration event on Tuesday, April 24 to recognize the program's accomplishments from the 2017-18 season at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The event is free, open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. CT with doors to the USA opening 30 minutes prior at 5:30 p.m. CT. Basketball game food fair will be provided for fans in attendance which includes hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn.

Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard, student-athletes and ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla are scheduled to speak.  Fans in attendance will also get an early look at the team's Elite Eight banner, which will be hung from the rafters of the arena during the early part of next season.

Free pizza for Texas Tech students with a valid ID will be available in the City Bank Rooms located on the concourse. The event also features giveaways from Whataburger and Dunkin' Donuts.

Texas Tech earned the program's first NCAA Elite Eight trip and a program-best second-place Big 12 finish en route to a 27-10 record in 2017-18. The 27 wins were the second-highest total in program history for a season only behind the 30-2 mark put together by the 1995-96 squad under James Dickey. The Red Raiders also set a program single season record with eight victories over Associated Press Top 25 opponents and captured a program-best No. 6 final ranking in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll.